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  • Acts 15:12
  • Don’t “fake it” to avoid trouble
    what genuine faith in God looks like
  • Testing of faith = refining
    Tests can be gifts for bringing God’s glory

  • Wisdom = Application of God’s Word
    How do you approach God with your questions?
    He can handle and will answer honest inquiry, but not cynical pandering.
    Double-Minded = hypocrite, fake,
    You can’t expect answers/guidance from God, when you are asking from an evil heart
  • World ties worth to our bank accounts
    If blessing comes, rejoice, but also boast in being made humble, so that you don’t get full of yourself
    exalted because of knowing Christ, and humiliation for following a crucified KING

  • Humble heart, memory of the past, without shame because of Christ
    Proper understanding of current faults, with a hunger to leave them behind in our walk in sanctification

  • Same greek word, so context is important
    God sends trials to perfect us and bring him glory
    Temptations come from our wicked hearts
    Lured and enticed.... fishing metaphor
    fight in marriage, death of a loved one, loss of a job, rebellious kids, biting friends
  • Trials are gifts..... don’t be deceived by outward appearance or internal emotions
    We take our cue from the unchanging nature of God, not the circumstance/trial we are in the middle of
    He has chosen to give us eternal life as his first fruits of the new birth.... we will be a new creation as Jesus breaks in with final reconciliation
  • If you are part of Christ through resurrection, how do you handle trials?
    Are you allowing God to be glorified in your life, or do you seek to receive his glory, making you an idolator?

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